THE Crafts Center
Glass Classes

For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the glass studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASSimage of student working on stained glass
Instructors: Section A - Deborah Rodgers; Section B - Eva Johannes


Add some color to your world!
! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher. Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The supply fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.


Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 25 – September 29

THIS CLASS IS FILLED and has already started.

 

Section B: Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 12 – November 16

 

Supply fee
$28

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


LAMPWORKING 101lampwork glass beads

Instructor: Kathy Driggers


A beginner’s class. Make really cool beads from molten glass. Use glass rods and flame to form decorative beads around a metal mandrel. Only basic techniques will be taught. Come and see if you have a knack for working with fire! Supply fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

 

Thursday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 27 – October 1 (skip Sept. 24)

THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Click to email to be added to the wait list>

 

Supply fee

$23

Class fee
I = $42
II = $75
III= $83


MOSAICS IN GLASS: THE ART OF FUSING AND SLUMPING image of a fused mosaic glass
Instructor: Danene Groenke

 

An introductory class. Create mosaic patterns of stained glass to be fused or slumped into jewelry components, small plates and bowls. This class combines the excitement of kiln fusing and forming with cutting techniques used in flat glass. Supply fee includes glass and use of tools for projects made during class. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.


Thursday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 15– November 5

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the introductory fusing class or be proficient in the basics of fusing glass.

 

Supply fee
$28

Class fee

I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTING GLASS OFF-MANDRELlampwork glass off-mandrel
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

 

Learn to sculpt glass using torches and small rods or tubes of borosilicate glass. You’ll create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. In addition to the $15 supply fee paid at registration, a $15 material fee payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit: locallygrownart.com.


Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Lampworking 101 or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee
$15

Class fee

I = $44
II = $80
III= $89


BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS several 3D stained glass projects

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers


Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two-dimensional panel. The supply fee covers a generous amount of glass and other supplies. Solder will be available for purchase.

 

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 6 – November 17 (skip Oct. 27)

THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Click to email to be added to the wait list>

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class or have equivalent experience.

 

Supply fee

$26

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


PLAYING WITH ENCASED DOTS lampwork glass bead with elongated dots

Instructor: Betty Fetvedt


An intermediate level class. Emphasizing precision and heat control, this class promises to take your beadmaking skills to a new level as you play with raking, stretching, stacking and encasing dots. Use your included studio pass to practice ahead of time and be ready to complete several colorful, encased dot, focal beads in this weekend class.  See Betty’s work at www.bijoux-de-terre.com.

 

Friday, October 30, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Saturday, October 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; and Sunday, November 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Lampworking 101 or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee

$23

Class fee
I = $39
II = $70
III= $78


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457